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MK Help for Pickers - Give us a tip II (101* d) RE: Help for Pickers - Give us a tip II 14 Nov 00


I find in the winter and when relative humidity levels are below 40% (a hygrometer in the room where your guitars are stored so that you get a daily reading) that refilling the "Dampit" (or your guitar humidifier of choice) 2 - 3 times a week gets the job done nicely. You want to hold the guitar sideways and site it looking across the top. If the area immediately below the bridge is lower than the area immediately above the bridge start humidifying immediately. To know if your guitar is in decent shape during the winter (and dry months) the area immediately below the bridge should be slightly higher. If it is significantly higher, than don't humidify till it drops down. (Tops expand and contract all the time. It's normal.) I agree with Mooh, and always make sure you ring out the sponge so that it is moist without dripping, and the external cover is dry. Takes on average about 8 hours to completely evaporate and dry out.


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